BOISE, Idaho – Boise State senior cornerback Kyle Wilson was named a quarter-finalist for the Lott Trophy, Tuesday (Oct. 20), which makes him one of just 20 college football players left in contention for the prestigious annual award.
The Lott Trophy, which is named in honor of former college and NFL great Ronnie Lott, honors college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year each season. Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the Lott Trophy recognizes student-athletes that embody integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.
Wilson (5-10, 186), a Piscataway, N.J. native, is a defensive captain for the Broncos this season that has recorded 16 tackles and one pass breakup through six games. He earned first team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in 2008 after recording 35 tackles and 15 pass breakups.
Quarter-finalists for the 2009 Lott Trophy are: Kyle Wilson (CB, Boise State) Sam Acho (DL, Texas), Pat Angerer (LB, Iowa), Eric Berry (DB, Tennessee), Kurt Coleman (DB, Ohio State), Jerry Hughes (DL, TCU), Greg Jones (LB, Michigan State), Trevard Lindley (DB, Kentucky), Taylor Mays (DB, USC), Rolando McClain (LB, Alabama), Gerald McCoy (DL, Oklahoma), Mike Nixon (LB, Arizona State), Eric Norwood (DL, South Carolina), Joe Pawelek (LB, Baylor), Brian Price (DL, UCLA), Brandon Spikes (LB, Florida), Darrell Stuckey (DB, Kansas), Ndamukong Suh (DL, Nebraska), Alterraun Verner (DB, UCLA), Sean Weatherspoon (LB, Missouri).
The Lott Trophy winner is voted on by select members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the IMPACT Foundation, the IMPACT Foundation Board of Advisors comprised of retired NFL players and Legends Coaches and a group of former college head coaches. Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 3, and a group of four finalists will be announced Nov. 24.